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Pan Head Points

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Post by 1hdrider » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:31 pm

back in the day i use to run points in my pan that had the alen dwell adjustment screw on them...some even had the felt pad that kept the dist. cam clean...they went right on with no alterations & let you dial the motor in real sweet...does any one know exactally what these points came off of ?????........i just cant remember & all the ones ive tried wont fit for some reason or another.........thanks



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Re: Pan Head Points

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Post by jdpan » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:52 pm

I seem to remember early smallblock Chevrolet for some reason.

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Re: Pan Head Points

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Post by Cotten » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:25 pm

1hdrider!

I don't remember a dwell adjustment.
(But then I don't ever think I ever played with a real distributor on a Harley either.)

The only felts I remember were on magnetos.

Sorry, that's all I know!

....Cotten
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Re: Pan Head Points

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Post by jdpan » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:28 pm

Google "chevrolet points on a panhead" theres some fairly relative nformation on the subject.

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Re: Pan Head Points

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Post by Robert Luland » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:50 pm

I used those years ago. I'f I remember right, I had to drill and tap another screw hole but they were Chevy. Its a real nice set up. Bob L

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Re: Pan Head Points

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Post by john HD » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:26 am

262 6 cyl points?

or were they for v-8's?

i still have a dwell meter in the bottom of my roll away!

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Re: Pan Head Points

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Post by Mark44 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:41 am

There was a distributor like that in a 60 Chevy I had back in 1971. Parts stores sold a tool that was something like a screwdriver with a flexible drive and the Allen head. As I recall, there was a door on the distributor that you could open and adjust the dwell angle with the distributor cap on.

That Chevy was a pretty nice little car - not one of the fancier models like the Bel Air - but it had a 283 and 3speed manual with overdrive, so it got pretty decent mileage for the time. And the price was right - $75.

A guy at the college I attended at the time had it for sale - it wouldn't start. Somehow or other, I determined that a set of points and a condenser might be all it needed, so I went down to the parts store and got them, plus the tool described above. After putting the points and condenser in, I set the points by eyeball, and put the cap back on. I turned on the ignition, and then cranked the motor with a remote starter button I had. When the engine fired, I turned the distributor to where the engine sounded good, and then tightened the distributor down, paid the guy the money and drove it away.

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Re: Pan Head Points

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Post by john HD » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:39 pm

when i used to tune up my chevy trucks the points/condensor kits came with a small allen wrench you inserted through the little door in the cap.

i think that is why i have a lot of those allen wrenches in my collection!

on 60's and early 70's trucks it was easy to adjust, just had to watch out for the fan blades! :shock:

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Re: Pan Head Points

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Post by Sir_Rat » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:17 pm

262 6 cyl points? or were they for v-8's?
I always used the 6 cyl points...didn't matter what size. They were far better quality than the aftermarket crap available then and a whole lot cheaper than the Genuine points sets......JMHO

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Re: Pan Head Points

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Post by panz4ever » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:59 pm

Actually Chevys were 216, 235 and 261; Ford used the 215, 223 and 262 6 cylinder motors.

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Re: Pan Head Points

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Post by Bosheff » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:19 pm

Never heard of a 261 cu in 6 cylinder Chevy. Maybe yer thinkin 250?....bosheff

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Re: Pan Head Points

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Post by jdpan » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:25 pm

"261
In 1954, a 261-cubic-inch (4.3 L) truck engine was introduced as an optional Jobmaster engine for heavy-duty trucks. This engine was very similar to the 235 engine, except for a different block casting with a larger piston bore of 3.750” or 95.25mm, two extra coolant holes (in the block and head) between three paired (siamesed) cylinders, and a slightly higher lift camshaft. This engine was offered as a step up from the 235 starting in 1954. It was offered in parallel with the GMC V6 engine in 1960 until 1963, when it was discontinued. The 261 USA truck engine had mechanical lifters and was available from 1954-62. In 1963, the 261 truck engine was available in 4x4 Chevrolet trucks (until the engine sold out).

The 235 and 261 truck engines were also used by GMC Truck of Canada (GMC truck 6-cylinder engines were also used in Canada). The 1955-1962 Canadian full-size Pontiac car had an optional 261-cubic-inch engine that had hydraulic lifters. This engine was not sold in the USA but was very similar to the USA truck 261.

The 261 engines were also used in light trucks and the Chevrolet Veraneio from 1958 to 1979 in Brazil."

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Re: Pan Head Points

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Post by steinauge » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:59 pm

Bosheff the 216 Chev was the precusor to the 235.If you go back far enough the 216 was the passenger was the passenger car engine and the 235 went into trucks!

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Re: Pan Head Points

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Post by NightShift » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:49 pm

Dear Everybody,
Taiwan Tedd V-TWIN points worked just fine for me for years and years.

Just saying,

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Re: Pan Head Points

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Post by beets » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:51 pm

I continue to get good service from the OEM HD points and condensors that come in the $20 tune-up kits. The only time my pan quit on the road was because of cheap repop points.(20years ago). From what I remember about the allen adjust GM points, they would be too big to fit in a HD circuit breaker(distributor).

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